Solent Marine Ltd

Welder / Fabrication Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Solent Marine Ltd (Employer)

Peta Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £9,609.60 to £18,532.80
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday 08:00 - 16:00
42 months (duration)
27 September 2021(start date)
Plate welder (apprenticeship standard)
10 September 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As a Welder Apprentice, you will learn how to fabricate and weld assemblies, extrusions and structural components e.g. Channel, H-Beams, I-Beams etc. You will be cutting materials using powered tools and thermal processes preparing then for assembly and welding operations.


Joining our team as a Welder / Fabrication Apprentice, you will take on a hands-on role that involves a range of tasks.

These will include:

  • Preparation
  • Cutting
  • Grinding
  • Welding and fabrication

You will learn manual arc welding process including Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), Manual Metal Arc (MMA) and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) using materials like Carbon Steel and Stainless Steels.

Future Prospects

  • There could be a permanent position for the right candidate on completion of your apprenticeship.

Reality Check


  • Auto-enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 20 days holiday
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities
  • Overtime available

Skills Required

To be considered for the role of Welder Apprentice, you will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated.
  • You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development

Qualities Required

  • You will have a good level of dexterity hand skills
  • Demonstrate an interest in contributing towards manufacturing mechanical components are desirable
  • You will have good hand to eye co-ordination and hand skills
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You need to be able to learn through instruction and experience

Qualifications Required

  • 2 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential.

Training Provided

This position is offered as an apprenticeship and you will be completing a Level 3 Engineering qualification. You will be employed directly by the client but be support every step of the way by PETA.

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training center for off-the-job training.  This will be a 42-month programme, structured as 33 months of day release (1 day a week) of skills training at PETA Ltd where you will complete the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (Foundation Competence) and then the EAL Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technologies. This will include:

  • Fabrication and Welding Principles
  • Producing Plate Fabrications
  • Manual Metal-Arc (MMA) Welding
  • Metal Inert Gas/Metal Active Gas (MIG/MAG) Welding
  • Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
  • Producing pipework fabrications

Your independent end point assessment will comprise of:

A theoretical knowledge test, a practical/oral examination to be followed by a professional interview covering the application of knowledge learned during the apprenticeship, the role of the welder in industry and the professional behaviour’s as listed in the Apprenticeship Standard.

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